Israel was always on my bucket list. So I made this travel wish come true with one of my best friends.
The diversity of the country is absolutely stunning:
We started in the south at the Red Sea where Israel, Jordan and Egypt meet each other. The boarders are right in walking distance.
After some quite relaxed days at the beach with swims, readings, good chats and watching dolphins playing in the sun, we headed north. We passed massive rock formations, spent some time with climbing and hiking and explored ancient cave paintings. We met just few people and enjoyed the impressive-bizarre, calm times in the outdoors before we decided to spend one night in the desert in a camel camp. The next morning while the sun was climbing up the dunes in front of our small shack, surrounded by camels, felt so peaceful and absolutely priceless.
It is always worthy to watch out for alternative accommodations, so our next stop was a Kibbutz right at the Jordan boarder close to the Dead Sea. An early morning float in the Dead Sea with almost no people around was probably one of the most magical things I have ever experienced. Infinite width of the landscape, the wobbly feeling in the water, surrounded by bright and such intense colors.
After we soaked in so much nature we took our backpacks and the bus, heading to Tel-Aviv, the vibrant capital. Here we had an appropriate end of our travel. We spent some days in an amazing hostel, met so many kind and open-minded people from all over the world. Here you can find whatever you like, from going out for parties, strolling around flea markets, countless shopping destinations, discovering the old-town with all its traditional buildings and craft workshops, galleries, cafes and bars and especially the amazing food which is made to share and taste…
We ran out of time quickly and there are still so many places to visit.
Part II will follow for sure!